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    A Mad Mission

    Patty Griffin


    Note:  Original song is Capo  8 using chord shapes in the key of D.  Big-fingered folk may find this hard to play.  The following is in the same key as the original song but is Capo 3 using chord shapes in the key of G.


    Strum w/      D U X U   U D U

    Swing feel:   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Intro:  Cadd9  G  (x4)


                 Cadd9               G

    We were drinking like the Irish

         Cadd9                    G
    But we were drinking scotch

          Cadd9                     G
    Bartender turns on a movie

          Am                      D
    Everybody turned to watch

                   Cadd9               G
    And every single eye was gleaming

    And he reached the final scene

    Cadd9             G
    Well, at least mine did

               Cadd9             G   
    Here's lookin' at you, kid


             Cadd9  G
    It's a mad mission

             Cadd9           G
    Under difficult conditions

    Cadd9             G
    Not everybody makes it

    Am               D
    To the loving cup

              Cadd9  G
    It's a mad mission

            Cadd9       G
    But i got the ambition

    Cadd9         G
    Mad, mad mission

    Cadd9    G
    Sign me up


    Cadd9  G  (x4)

                      Cadd9             G
    I think i've seen the look before

               Cadd9                G
    Yes it's kind of non-commital

                Cadd9             G
    It says come hither, baby, but then he's

    Am                    D

    hard wood to whittle

    Cadd9                           G
    It says it don't mean a thing,


    but still, somehow it does

                             Cadd9             G       
    He'd like you to join the club he likes to say

               Cadd9                      G

    There's no such thing as love



    Cadd9  G  (x8)

             Cadd9                   G
    Sometimes you find yourself

    Cadd9           G
    Flying low at night

    Cadd9                G
    Flying blind and looking for

    Am (hold)   D (hold)
    Any sign of light

               Cadd9 (hold)                     
    You're cold and scared, and all alone

                 Am (hold)
    You'd do anything just to make it home

    Cadd9  G  (x2)


    Cadd9  G  (x3)


    Cadd9   G

    Sign me up


    Cadd9  G  (x4)

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.